I feel for this dude. I have elementary age kids; I would be beside myself.
I've seen different versions of this sign around in people's yards and whatnot and I must say I find it loathsome. It's so condescending and passive aggressively insulting. Behind each line is a not-so-subtly implied CONSERVATIVES AND CHRISTIANS ARE BIGOTS AND MORONS HUR HUR.
Allow me to translate the sign for you:
- WE BELIEVE BLACK LIVES MATTER = IF YOU'RE NOT DOWN WITH A REVOLUTIONARY MARXIST ORGANIZATION CURRENTLY TORCHING CITIES TO THE GROUND THEN YOU ARE A FLAMING RACIST
- WE BELIEVE WOMEN'S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS = IF YOU'RE AGAINST THE MURDER OF UNBORN BABIES AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON THEN YOU ARE A FLAMING SEXIST
- WE BELIEVE NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL = IF YOU DON'T DANCE IN JOY OVER THE THOUGHT OF WIDE OPEN BORDERS THEN YOU ARE A FLAMING XENOPHOBE
- WE BELIEVE SCIENCE IS REAL = IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THE WORLD WILL BE DESTROYED BY CLIMATE CHANGE PRECISELY 12 YEARS FROM TODAY THEN YOU ARE A FLAMING IDIOT
- WE BELIEVE LOVE IS LOVE = IF YOU BELIEVE WHAT HUMANS HAVE BELIEVED ABOUT MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME THEN YOU ARE A FLAMING HOMOPHOBE
- WE BELIEVE KINDNES (sic lol) IS EVERYTHING = IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANY OF THIS YOU ARE A FLAMING MEANY FACE
And you gotta love how says "WE believe" — implying everyone in the school is required to agree with all of it. Also gotta love the misspelling. Nice.
Oh why not, allow me to propose a conservative, Christian version of this sign. I wonder how many teachers or school administrators would feel comfortable flying this in their elementary room window to greet new students and their parents:
- WE BELIEVE ALL LIVES MATTER
- WE BELIEVE UNBORN BABIES' RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS
- WE BELIEVE A NATION WITHOUT BORDERS IS NOT A NATION
- WE BELIEVE THERE ARE ONLY TWO GENDERS
- WE BELIEVE GOD DESIGNED MARRIAGE TO BE BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN
- WE BELIEVE JESUS IS EVERYTHING
Heck, maybe we should make some of these signs and give a special discount to teachers 😊